SOURCE: Red Bull

April 10, 2007 11:17 ET

Clear the Fast Lane: Red Bull Soapbox Race 2007 Speeds Across the U.S.

Applications for Seattle and Providence Due by June 29

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- Grab your toolbox and clear out the workshop because Red Bull Soapbox Race is returning to the U.S. for its 2007 tour, making pit stops in Seattle and Providence this fall. This non-motorized racing event invites auto amateurs, gear heads and adrenaline junkies to craft outrageous human-powered carts to race against the clock in a downhill sprint to the finish. Forty teams of four members each will be chosen to put their speedway skills to the test in each of the two cities.

On September 29, racing dreams will become reality on Seattle's Fremont Avenue with a half-mile course that is sure to test not just speed but steering ability. A new batch of brave souls will then attempt to conquer College Hill on October 13 with a steep ride down Providence's Waterman Street. Ready-to-go racers may apply online for either city now through June 29 at


Don't be fooled, this is not your average boy scout derby -- not when cheese puffs, super heroes, and rodeo clowns are flying down the track! At Red Bull Soapbox Race, teams are judged on three things: speed, creativity, and showmanship. The past has proven that the wilder your cart the better!

There are, of course, rules to this road. All driving machines must be entirely human-powered -- no stored power or external energy sources allowed. Secondly, all vehicles must be less than six feet wide, less than 20 feet in length and no more than seven feet from the ground. And finally, all crafts must weigh no more than 176 lbs (not including the driver).


Obey the traffic laws and you could score big. The first place prize is an unforgettable NASCAR experience including flight and hotel for all four team members. The second prize is the ultimate driving day/weekend at one of the most challenging and exciting racetracks in the country where speeding is a must! The third prize will receive a day of go kart racing. One team will also win the People's Choice award to be chosen by the crowd day of the race through SMS voting. Don't wait for the flag to drop... Get your creative "motor" running and test your craft at Red Bull Soapbox Race!

The first Red Bull Soapbox Race took place in Belgium in 2000, and has since visited almost 30 countries including Austria, England, Sweden, Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Germany and South Africa, among others. The first U.S. Red Bull Soapbox Race was held in 2006 in St. Louis, MO.

To apply, visit For all media inquiries about Red Bull Soapbox Race, please contact Ellie Applen at 310-460-4532 or via email at For a selection of high-resolution photos from around the world, check out

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